If they keep the trend and call Adelina's flutz every time she does it, she will have to settle for Silver or Bronze if non-triple-axel is clean.
Non-triple-axel is quite inconsistent, scoring in the low 100 to 110, so anything goes for her.
Risa can put up big enough number to medal. Same goes for Gao, although I put her odd a bit higher.
Polina is a non factor at this point. She's battling Yasmin for #5 place.
The other two girls are the junior version of Ashley Wagner and the Russian girl I can't remember her name at the last year GPF. There, but didn't deserve to be there.
Anna Ovcharova or Ksenia Makarova? Ovcharova totally deserved to be there she made the event exciting!
Originally Posted by FlattFan
The way I see it, Adelina and Liza battle for gold, whoever doesn't win will likely finish 2nd. Christina, Risa, and Yasmin duke it out for bronze, and likely Christina will win that battle and the other two will be 4th and 5th, in whatever order. Shelepen will likely finish 6th though potentially could finish as high as 4th if Risa and Yasmin have issues and she does not. Then Kiri probably 7th and Kristiene 8th.
Since it's GPF and not JGPF, I'd say Alena Leonova.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
Anyway, good luck to all the competitors! It'll probably be Adelina and Liza for 1-2, but I'll be rooting for Christina Gao.
Last edited by LeCygne; 10-15-2010 at 07:35 PM.
^ yes, Alena.
As far as I'm concerned, only two girls from Russia are borderline impressive. Both of them have all kind of issues, one has edge call, the other is quite inconsistent. The American girls are almost as good. I really don't see Russia dominating the ladies event in 2014.
The chance of clean skates from non-triple-axel-girl and Adelina is nil. So possibly one will not even medal. I think one of them will take the gold, the other will bomb under pressure. Gao will take silver. Risa is the likely candidate for the bronze.
Here's my final prediction:
Russia had the two definite stand outs and highlights of the season, with Liza and Adelina dominating the field even when they didnt skate up to her full potential. But overall the American girls did better, with pretty solid results all around (except Davis) and getting half of the spots for the Final, while all the other russian girls (except Shelepen) had major bombs.
Future is bright for both nations but theres still tons of work to do with these girls.. Sochi may be still too early for any of them.
Waiting for on-ice perfection.
Why do you call Liza "Non-triple-axel"
Originally Posted by FlattFan
It is because she has never shown it in competition, but everyone makes a big fuss over it? Or because you think her 3A techique is flawed??
I'm pretty sure it's the former reason (the fuss everyone makes despite it not appearing in competition).
Zijun's fabulous CoC exhibition skate:
She's growing into a really beautiful skater as well as young lady. Her jumps are big and easy, her spins fast and centered, her skating smooth and effortless, her extension/posture/lines all top-notch. I'm so glad we'll get to see her at JGPF!
I am really enjoying her more and more! Even some of her arm movements remind me of a young Mao. Can't wait to see her at the final!
Originally Posted by feraina